Selected news stories are listed below. A complete listing of recent news also is available.
|2013 Inforum Outlook Conference December 2013 - Inforum held its 46th annual outlook conference at the University of Maryland. About 90 representatives from government, private industry, and academic organizations participated in the event. The conference agenda and other details are available, including slides and video of the outlook presentation.||Lift model used in Stanford's Energy Modeling Forum study of shale gas's effect on U.S. economy
October 21, 2013 - The Washington Post's article, "The shale-gas boom won't do much for climate change. But it will make us richer", discusses the key findings of the report from Stanford's Energy Modeling Forum.
Inforum worked in cooperation with Mitre to perform this research.
Inforum's Lift model, along with Mitre's
use of the MARKAL model, was used to study how an increase in natural gas could transform the
United States economy. Some of the notable results include shale gas's impact on future carbon emissions levels and energy prices.
|The Manufacturing Resurgence: What It Could Mean for the U.S. Economy
March 2013 - The Aspen Institute and MAPI (Manufacturers
Alliance for Productivity and Innovation) partnered with Inforum to study how a manufacturing
resurgence would affect the U.S. economy. The study provides policy recommendations to take
advantage of current momentum and bolster manufacturing growth. Additionally, the paper compares how the economy would look
following two different growth scenarios. The full paper and a press release are available.
||Failure to Act: The Economic Impact Of Current Investment Trends in Airports, Inland Waterways, and Marine Ports Infrastructure September, 2012 - Inforum and the Economic Development Research Group investigated the economic impacts of the deterioration of airports, marine ports, and inland waterway transportation infrastructure over the next 30 years. The work was sponsored by the American Society of Civil Engineers.|